Dr. George Morara Ogendi

Written by Egerton University on .

 

Dr. George Morara Ogendi, Ph.D

Egerton University

Department of Environmental Science

P.O. Box 536-20115, EGERTON, KENYA

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mobile Phone: 254-729-216-755

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

Qualification

Field of Study

Institution

Country

Period

Postdoc

Environmental Geochemistry & Toxicology

Arkansas State University

USA

2007-2008

Ph.D.

Environmental Geochemistry & Toxicology

Arkansas State University

USA

2003-2006

M.Sc.

Environmental Science

UNESCO-IHE, Delft

Netherlands

1998-1999

PGD

Limnology & Wetland Ecosystems

Austrian academy of Sciences

Austria

1998

B.Sc.

Natural Resources Management

Egerton University

Kenya

1990-1995

KCSE

 

Kisii High School

Kenya

1986-1989

 

EMPLOYMENT /PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

PERIOD

POSITION

DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTION

May 2017-Present

Director

Dryland Research Training and Ecotourism Centre, Chemeron, Egerton University

2011-April 2017

Coordinator

Dryland Research Training and Ecotourism Centre, Chemeron, Egerton University

2013 –

Present

Senior Lecturer

Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University, Kenya

2009-2013

Lecturer

Environmental Sciences Department, Egerton University, Kenya.

1999-2009

Assistant Lecturer

Departments of Natural Resources, and Environmental Science, Egerton University, Kenya.

2006-2008

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

2004-2005

Instructor

Chemistry Department, Arkansas State University.

2003-2004

Graduate Research Assistant

Environmental Sciences Program, Arkansas State University.

2002

Research Assistant

Research Assistant in Pan African START Project on Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems, Lake Naivasha, Kenya

1999

Research Assistant

RITRODAT Project in Lunz Biological Station, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria.

1999

Research Assistant

MAB Wetlands Project at Trebon Wetland Training  Center, Czech Republic

1996-1999

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Natural Resources, Egerton

University, Kenya

 

SUCCESSFULLY SUPERVISED POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

S/N

Name

Level

Title of M.Sc./PhD Thesis

Year of Graduation

1

Aaron G. Misati

M.Sc.

Assessment Of Water Quality And The Use Of Sanitary Surveys In Complementing Water Testing Programs In Kisii County

2017

2

Daisy C. Moso

M.Sc.

Assessment of the Effects of Climate Variability on Pastoralism and the Adaptation Strategies in Turkana Central Sub-County, Kenya

2016

3

Alice Jebiwott

M.Sc.

Forest Cover Change And Ecosystem Services Of Katimok Forest Reserve, Baringo County, Kenya

2016

4

Fortinat T. Mwanyika

M.Sc.

An Assessment Of Efficiency Of Heavy Metals Removal By A Constructed Wetland System At Egerton University, Kenya

2016

5

Kimani Edward W.

PhD

Indigenous Agro-Pastoral Based Livelihoods Coping Strategies For Adaptation To Climate Change In Baringo County, Kenya

 

2015

6

Nyamao Wycliff N.,

M.Sc.

Carbon emissions from degraded mangroves of Tudor and Mwache creeks, Mombasa, Kenya.

2015

7

Awuor A. Loureen

M.Sc.

The facilitation role of sea blight (Suaeda monoica) in regeneration of degraded mangroves at Mwache creek, Kenya

2015

8

Mbuthia Judy W.

M.Sc.

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Water, Sediments and Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Fish Species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

2015

9

Koskey Judy C.

M.Sc.

Influence of Anthropogenic Activities on Water Quality and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Lake Baringo, Kenya.

2015

10

Mugambi Munene,

M.Sc.

An Assessment Of The Influence Of Energy Sources And Household Socioeconomic Characteristics On The Prevalence Of Acute Respiratory Infections Among Children In Nakuru Town, Kenya

2015

11

Lilian M. Mugi,

M.Sc.

Carbon Stocks of the Mangrove Forest in Mwache Creek, Mombasa, Kenya

2014

12

Atieno O. Zablon,

M.Sc.

An Assessment of Factors that Determine Utilization of Health Care Facilities For Antenatal Care In Kabondo Division, Homabay County, Kenya

2014

13

Karanja W. Dorcas

M.Sc.

Assessment of the Restoration Potential for Cyperus Papyrus L. on the Shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

 

2014

14

Kaino J. Joyce

M.Sc.

M.Sc.

Structure, Biomass and Cover Change of a Peri-urban Mangrove Ecosystem in Kenya: A case study of Mwache Creek

2013

15

Wangui J. Veronicah,

 

Assessment of the Water Resource Users Association in Water Management and Conservation in the Upper Catchment of Lake Bogoria Basin, Kenya

2013

16

Koech Henry,

 

M.Sc.

An Assessment of The Effects of Slaughter-House  Effluent on

Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Surface Water In

Kavuthi Stream, Dagoretti- Kenya

2010

17

Kimani Edward W.

M.Sc.

A Comparative Study Of Urban And Peri-Urban Dairy

Farming And Its Social Environment And Policy Implications –A Case Of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

2010

18

Leonette Cox

M.Sc.

Black shale weathering contribution to

stream chemistry using end-member mixing analysis

2008

19

Jaimie Conrad

M.Sc.

Uptake and impacts of trace metals on Crayfish in

the Shale-draining streams in north-central Arkansas

2008

 

Note: I am also currently supervising fifteen M.Sc. and four PhD students who are at various stages of their research work.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED AS BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Ogendi, G.M., Morara, R.K. & Olekaikai, N.K.W. 2012. The Influence of

18Westernization on Water Resources Use and Conservation among the Maasai People of Kenya. Klaver I and Johnstone, B. (Eds). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? UNESCO-IHP Water and Cultural Diversity initiative. Springer Publishers, p141-143.

Ogendi, G. M., Kilonzi, C.M & Morara, R.K. 2012. Sand dams and plant indicators:

Indigenous Knowledge in Water Resource Use and Management among the Kamba People, Kenya .  Klaver I and Johnstone, B. (Eds). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? UNESCO-IHP Water and Cultural Diversity initiative. Springer Publishers, p137-147.

Ogendi G. M. and Ong’oa I.M., 2009. A comparative study of water accessibility, use,

and conservation among children in selected sites of Kenya and the United States of America. “YOUNG PEOPLE, EDUCATION, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORING PRINCIPLES, PERSPECTIVES, AND PRAXIS” Edited by Corcoran P and McOsano P. Pages 215 – 221.

Ogendi, G.M., Farris, J.L. and Hannigan, R.E. 2007c.  Association of dissolved organic

carbon with stream discharge and dissolved metals in black-shale-draining. In Sarkar, D., R. Datta, and R. Hannigan (Eds.), Concepts and Applications in Environmental Chemistry: Developments in Environmental Science, Vol. 5:249-274.

Cox, L., Ogendi, G.M., and Hannigan, R.E. 2007.  Black shale weathering contribution to

stream chemistry using end-member mixing analysis. In Sarkar, D., R. Datta, and R. Hannigan (Eds.), Concepts and Applications in Environmental Chemistry: Developments in Environmental Science, Vol. 5:721-774.

RESEARCH ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

Okullo J.O., Moturi W.N. & Ogendi G.M. (2017). Open Defaecation and Its Effects on the

Bacteriological Quality of Drinking Water Sources in Isiolo County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Health Insights. 11:1-8. http:www.doi. 10.1177/1178630217735539

Kurui E.J, Ogendi G.M & Moturi W.N.(2017). Microbial Contamination of water pans in

Baringo County. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. (485-494). http://www. doi: 10.2166/washdev.2017.258.

Masakha E.J., Moturi W.N. and Ogendi G.M. (2017). Microbiological Water Quality of Urban

Streams and the Health Implications: Case Study of Sosiani River Eldoret Municipality, Kenya. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 7 (6): 5-13

Misati A.G., Ogendi G.M., Peletz R, Khush K. and Kumpel E. 2017. Can Sanitary Surveys

Replace Water Quality Testing? Evidence from Kisii, Kenya. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 152; doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020152

Masakha E.J., Moturi W.N. and Ogendi G.M. (2017). Spatial temporal Distribution of

Selected Heavy Metals in an Urban Stream: Case Study of Sosiani River in Eldoret Municipality Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 7 (12): 67-74

Ochieng' R.O., Bebe B.O. & Ogendi G.M. 2017: Rainfall Variability and Droughts in the

Drylands of Baringo County, Kenya. Open Access Library Journal. Vol 4. DOI:10.4236/oalib.1103827

Masakha E.J., Moturi W.N. and Ogendi G.M. (2017). Seasonal and Longitudinal variations

of Water Quality in an Urban Stream: Case Study of Sosiani River Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Journal of Natural Resources Development and Management, 33:1-8

Moso D.C., Ogendi G.M. Makindi S.M. and Maina G.M. 2016. Rainfall Variability Effects

on Pastoral Pasture Availability in Turkana Central Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 11:1-9

Jebiwott A., Ogendi G.M, Makindi S.M, and Esilaba M.O. 2016.  Drivers of Forest Cover

Change and Indicators of Climate Change in Katimok Forest Reserve. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR)  Vol-2, Issue-11, 2016.

Mwanyika, F.T., G. M. Ogendi and J. K. Kipkemboi. 2016. Removal of heavy metals from

wastewater by a constructed wetland system at Egerton University, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology 10:15-20.

Munene M., Moturi W.N. & Ogendi G.M. 2015. The Impact of Household Indoor

Socioeconomic Factors on the Presence of ARI among Children in Nakuru Town, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Vo 9:74-78

Nyamao, W.N., J.O. Bosire, G.M. Ogendi, J. Kiplangat and L. Mwihaki: (2015). Carbon

emissions from degraded mangroves of Tudor and Mwache creeks, Mombasa, Kenya. Journal of Island Ecology 1: 18-28

Awuor L.A., Ogendi G.M., Bosire J.O., & Kairo J.G. 2015. The Facilitative Role of Sea Blight

(Sueda monoica) in Faunal Recolonization of Degraded Mangroves in Mwache Creek, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Vo 9:42-47.

Atalitsa C. N., Moturi N. W., Mironga J., Ogendi G. M., Koech H. K. (2015).  Cultivation of

Jatropha Curcas L. for Energy Purposes in Kibwezi, Shimba Hills and Bondo, Kenya. International Journal Sciences and Research. 4 (9): 539-543

Ogendi, G.M., G.M. Maina, J.W. Mbuthia, H.K. Koech, C.M. Ratemo and J.C. Koskey.

2014. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Water, Sediments and Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Fish Species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences. 6(8):416-423

Kiplangat, J., A. Mbelase, J.O Bosire, J. M Mironga, J.G. Kairo, G. M Ogendi, D. Macharia

and N. W Nyamao. 2014. Cover change analysis of mangrove forest and surrounding land cover of Mtwapa creek, Kenya. Elixir Remote Sensing 76 (2014) 28566-28573

Muchukuri K.N., Ogendi G.M. & Moturi W.N. 2014. Influence of Anthropogenic Activities

on Microbial Quality of Surface Water in Subukia Town, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2 (1): 1-10.

Kimani, E. W., Ogendi, G. M., Makenzi P. M. 2014. Perceptions of Climate

Change. European Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol 7 (2): 57-74

Kilonzi C.M., W. N. Moturi, G. M. Ogendi, H. K. Koech and J. Maina. 2014: Spatio-

temporal Variations in Physicochemical Parameters and Coliform Levels of Domestic Water Sources in Njoro District, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2 (1): 11-23.

Karanja W. D, Ogendi G.M., Kariuki T. S. and Koech H.K. 2014. Assessment of

Germination Rates for Cyperus papyrus L. in Shore Soils of Lake Naivasha under Varying Chronosequence and Land Use. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2: (2) 74-84

Kimani, E.W., Ogendi G.M., Makenzi P.M. 2014. An Evaluation of Constraints in Climate

Change Indigenous Coping and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Agro-Pastoral Based Livelihoods in Baringo County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Vol 8 (8): 28-37.

Ong’oa-Morara R. K., Olekaikai N.K.W., Kurui E. J. and Ogendi G.M. 2014. Indigenous

Knowledge on Water Resource Management among the Maasai of Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2 (2): 85-101

Kimani, E.W., Ogendi G.M., Makenzi P.M. 2014.  An Evaluation of Climate Change

Indigenous Coping and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Agro-Pastoral Based Livelihoods in Baringo County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Vol 8 (8): 38-58.

Koskey, J. C. Ogendi, G. M., M’Erimba C.M. and Mbuthia, J.W. 2014. Influence of

Anthropogenic Activities on Water Quality and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2 (2): 1-12.

Mbuthia, J.W. , Ogendi, G. M., Moturi, W.N., Koskey, J.C. & Maina G.M. 2014.

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Tissues of Commercially Exploited Fish (Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis, Protopterus aethiopicus, Clarias gariepinus) from Lake Baringo, Kenya.  Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Vol 8 (11): 55-63.

Ogendi, G. M., Ratemo C.M., Maina G.M., Moso D.C., Kimutai J. and Kurui E.J. 2014.

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation: A Case Study of Kitum Nature Trail, Mt. Elgon National Park, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science Natural Resources Management & Society. 2 (2): 44-58.

Bosire J. O., Kaino J., Olagoke A.O., Mwihaki L., Ogendi G.M., Kairo J. G., Berger U.

Macharia D. 2014. Mangroves in peril: Unprecedented degradation rates of peri-urban mangroves in Kenya. Journal of Biogeosciences. 11:2623-2634

Ogendi G.M. 2012. Influence of local lithology on streamwater chemistry of the Little Red

River Tributaries, Arkansas, USA. J. Nat Res. Soc. 1: 13-28

Koech H.K., Ogendi G.M. & Kipkemboi J.K. 2012. Status of treated slaughter-house effluent

and its effects on the physico-chemical characteristics of surface water in Kavuthi stream, Dagoretti, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(8): 789-796.

Ogendi G.M., Micheni V. & Maina G.M. 2012. Impact of habitat destruction on bird species

diversity and distribution in various habitats of Nairobi City, Kenya. J. Nat Res. Soc. 1: 82-91

Kimani E.W., Makenzi, P.M. & Ogendi G.M. 2012: Social-Environmental and Policy

Implications of Urban and Peri-Urban Dairy Farming in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. J. Nat Res. Soc. 1: 115-124

Ogendi G.M. and Ong’oa I.M., 2009. Water Policy, Accessibility, and Water Ethics in

Kenya. Journal of International Law  (JIL), Vol. 7:171-190

Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2008. Macroinvertebrate assemblages in shale-

draining streams of north-central Arkansas, USA. The Open Environmental and Biological Monitoring Journal. 1:33-42.

Ogendi, G. M., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2007b.  Toxicity of metal-enriched black shale-

draining surface waters to Ceriodaphnia dubia, and Pimephales promelas. Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences. 1: 1-14. An electronic version of the paper is available at http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2007/j_of_agri.htm

Ogendi, G. M., Brumbaugh, W., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2007a. Effects of acid volatile

sulfide on black shale sediment-metal bioavailability and toxicity to midge larvae, Chironomus tentans. Environ. Toxicology and Chem. 26:130-139.

Ogendi, G. M. 2006. Weathering of Black Shale and its Impacts on Surface Water and

Sediment Quality, and Aquatic Organisms. Ph.D. Dissertation, Environmental

Sciences Program, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, USA.  232pp

Ogendi, G. M., Farris, J.L, and Hannigan, R.E. 2004a. Black Shale Trace Metal

Concentrations and Toxicity: Preliminary Findings. In Wanty, R.B. and Seal, R.

II (Eds.) Water Rock Interaction, Vol 2: 1359 -1362. Taylor and Francis Group plc, London, UK

Ogendi, G. M., Hannigan, R.E., Farris, J.L, and Smith, D. 2004b. The Impact of Black

Shale Weathering on Sediment Quality. J. Ark. Acad. Sci.. 58: 84-90

Ogendi, G. M., Mathooko J.M. and Leichtfried M.P. 2004. Natural leaf transport

and retention in a second order tropical stream; the Njoro River, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. 42: 4-6

Ogendi, G. M., Mathooko J.M. and Leichtfried M.P. 2002. Leaf litter transport

and retention in a tropical Rift-Valley stream: an experimental approach; Journal of Hydrobiologia. 443:9 –18. Kulwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands.

Mathooko J.M., Ogendi G.M. and Leichtfried M.P. 2001. The effect of different

anthropogenic disturbances on the benthic plant coarse particulate organic matter in a tropical Rift-Valley stream. African Journal of Ecology. 39: 1-3

Ogendi G. M. 1999. Transport and retention of plant coarse particulate organic matter

in a  tropical Rift Valley second-order stream – the Njoro River; M.Sc. Thesis, IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

1 Keita M.M., Ogendi G.M. & Owuor G. 2017. Impacts of artisanal gold-mining on water quality: A case study of gold mining at Farabacoura in Sikasso Region, Mali. Egerton University International Research Week.

2 Keita M.M., Owuor G. & Ogendi G.M. 2017. The drivers of participation in artisanal godl mining against agriculture: the case of Farabacoura mining in Sikasso Region, Mali. Egerton University International Research Week.

3 Moso D.C., Ogendi G.M. Makindi S.M.,Malala .O. & Kipchumba A.C. 2016. Pastoral Adaptation Strategies against Climate Vairability in Turkana Central. Egerton University International Research Week.

4 Jebiwott A., Ogendi G.M. & Makenzi P.M. 2016. Forest Cover and Ecosystem Services of Katimok Forest Reserve, Baringo County, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

5 Misati A.G., Ogendi G.M., Peletz R, Khush K. and Kumpel E. 2016. Can Sanitary Surveys Replace Water Quality Testing? Evidence from Kisii, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

6 Kurui E.J., Ogendi G.M., Moturi W.N. & Nyawanga D.O. 2016. Microbiological contamination of water pans in semi-arid lands: A case study of Central and South Baringo, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

7 Okullo J.O., Moturi W.N. & Ogendi G.M. 2016. An assessment of contribution of feacal disposal practices on the bacteriological quality of drinking water sources in Isiolo County, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

8 Kipchumba A.C., Ogendi G.M., Malala J.O. & Moso D.C. 2016. Effects of water abstractions on the flow regime of River Turkwel. Egerton University International Research Week.

9 Kurui E.J., Ogendi G.M., & Moturi W.N. 2016. Water, sanitation and health in the arid and semi-arid lands of central and south Baringo. Egerton University International Research Week.

10 Kipchumba A.C., Ogendi G.M., Malala J.O. & Moso D.C. 2015. The potential role of flood crop farming in achieving food security in Turkana central. Egerton University International Research Week.

11 Mbuthia, J.W., Ogendi, G. M., Moturi, W.N., & Koskey, J.C. 2015. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Tissues of Commercially Exploited Fish (Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis, Protopterus aethiopicus, Clarias gariepinus) from Lake Baringo, Kenya.  Egerton University International Research Week.

12 Karani L.B., Nyakwara Z., Ogendi G.M. Moturi W.N. & Njau P. 2015. Assessment of factors influencing pesticide handling practices among wheat farmers in Mau Division, Narok County, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

13 Kimani E.W., Ogendi G.M. & Makenzi P.M. 2015. Assessment of changes and effectiveness of indigenous coping strategies to climate change in Baringo County, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

14 Awuor L.A., Ogendi G.M., Bosire J.O., Kairo J.G. & Mwihaki L. 2015. The Facilitative Role of Sea Blight (Sueda monoica) in Faunal Recolonization of Degraded Mangroves in Mwache Creek, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

15 Moso D.C., Ogendi G.M.,Malala .O. Njuguna P.K., & Kipchumba A.C. 2015. Climate variability effectds on pastoral pasture availability and water accessibility in Turkana central. Egerton University International Research Week.

16 Mwanyika, F.T., G. M. Ogendi and J. K. Kipkemboi. 2015. Determination of the efficiency of heavy metals removal by a constructed wetland system at Egerton University, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

17 Nyamao, W.N., J.O. Bosire, G.M. Ogendi, J. Kiplangat and L. Mwihaki: (2015). Carbon

emissions from degraded mangroves of Tudor and Mwache creeks, Mombasa, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

18 Ratemo C.M., Ogendi G.M., Malala J.O., Moso D.C., Kipchumba A.C. & Keburi C.O. 2015. Impacts of climate variability on livestock keeping in Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

19 Munene M., Moturi W.N. & Ogendi G.M. 2015.Urban household socioeconomic factors influencing preference of cooking fuels among households in Nakuru Town, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

20 Kimani E.W., Ogendi G.M. & Makenzi P.M. 2014. Indigenous Agro-Pastoral Based

Livelihoods Coping Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change in Marigat Sub- County, Baringo County, Kenya

21 Muchukuri K.I. Ogendi G.M. 2014. Influence Of Anthropogenic Activities On Microbial Quality Of Surface Water In Subukia Town, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

22 Karanja D.W., Ogendi G.M. and Kariuki S.T. 2014. Assessment of germination rates for Cyperus papyrus L. in shore soils of Lake Naivasha under varying

chronosequence and land use. Egerton University International Research Week.

23 Ogendi, G. M. G.M. Maina, J.W Mbuthia, H.K. Koech, C.M. Ratemo & J.C. Koskey. 2014. Heavy metal concentrations in three selected fish species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Egerton University International Research Week.

24 Heavy metal concentrations in three selected fish species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

25 Mwihaki L., Ogendi G.M, Bosire J. O., Kaino J., Olagoke A.O., Kairo J. G., Berger U.

Macharia D. 2013. Carbon stocks of the mangrove forest in Mwache Creek, Mombasa,

Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Marine Scientists Association Conference, Maputo, Mozambique.

26 Ogendi G.M., Muchukuri K.I. & Moturi W.N. 2013. Influence of anthropogenic activities on ground and surface water quality in Subukia Town, Kenya. UNESCO-IHE Refresher Course, Kampala, Uganda.

27 Ogendi G. Morara. 2011. Impact of habitat destruction on bird species diversity and distribution in various habitats of Nairobi City, Kenya. Presented at the International Research Week, Egerton University. Abstracts program, p85.

28 Ogendi G. Morara. 2010. Heavy metal concentrations in three selected fish species from Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Presented at the International Research Week, Egerton University. Abstracts program, p88.

29 Kimani E.W., Makenzi, P. and Ogendi G.M. 2010. Impacts of urban and per-urban dairying on socio-environmental policy in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. Presented at the International Research Week, Egerton University. Abstracts program, p87.

30 Koech H.K., Ogendi G.M. and Kipkemboi J.K. 2010. An assessment of the effects of slaughterhouse effluents on the physico-chemical characteristics of water in Kavuthi stream, Dagoretti-Kenya. Presented at the International Research Week, Egerton University. Abstracts program, p96

31 Ochieng’ M.A., Ogendi G.M. and Karanja H.T. 2010. Heavy metal concentrations in water, sediments, and aquatic plants of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Presented at the International Research Week, Egerton University. Abstracts program, p92.

32 Ogendi G. Morara and Ong’oa M. Isaac, 2008. Water Ethics in a Globalized World. Invited Speaker and Panelist at the International Symposium on Common Grounds, Common Waters: Toward a Water Ethic at Santa Clara University, CA. March 14-15 2008.

33 Ogendi G. Morara. 2007. Cultures and Water Resource Use, Conservation & Degradation in the Njoro and Lamudiac River Watersheds, Kenya. Presented at the River Cultures and Ecological Futures sessions of 10 International River Symposium and Environmental Flows conference, Brisbane, Australia. September 3-6, 2007. Invited Speaker and Panelist.

34 Ogendi G. M. 2006.  Drinking Water Quality and Scarcity and its Impact upon the Health of People in Western Kenya. Environmental Leadership Program Conference March 14–18, 2007. Antiochian Village Conference Center, Pennsylvania, USA.

35 Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2005.  The toxicity of metal-enriched black shale-draining surface water to Ceriodaphnia dubia, and Pimephales promelas. MidSouth SETAC Conference at University of Mississippi, MS. merica) 26tylan

36 Ogendi, G.M., Brumbaugh, W., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2005. Effects of acid volatile sulfide on black shale sediment-metal bioavailability and toxicity to midge larvae, Chironomus tentans. Presented at the Geological Society of America 2005 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.

37 Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2005. Trace metal concentrations and macroinvertebrate assemblages in black shale-draining streams. Abstract submitted for the joint North American Benthological Society and American Geophysical Union meeting, 23-27 May 2005 at Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

38 Ogendi, G.M., Cox L., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2005. Black shale weathering and its implications on surface water quality in the Little Red River. Presented at Arkansas Water Resources Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas. April 19-20, 2005.

39 Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E. and Farris, J.L. 2004. Chemical Weathering of Black Shales and its Ecological Impacts on Streams. Presented at the Geological Society of America 2004 annual meeting in Denver, Co.

40 Ogendi, G.M., Farris, J.L, Hannigan, R.E.  2004.  Black shale Trace Metal Concentrations and Toxicity: Preliminary Findings. 11th International Symposium on Water Rock Interaction. Saratoga Springs, NY.

41 Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E., Farris, J.L, Smith, D. 2004.  The impact of black shale weathering on sediment quality.  Mid South Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Oxford, MS.

42 Ogendi, G.M., Hannigan, R.E., Farris, J.L, Smith, D. 2004.  The Impact of Black shale Weathering on Sediment Quality: Preliminary Findings. 88th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. Jonesboro, AR.

43 Morara G. Ogendi. 2002. The effect of increased phosphate and nitrate loading on the growth and distribution of Spirulina platensis in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. A paper presented in the Tropical Freshwater Training Course held at Naivasha, Kenya. 1 – 22 December, 2002. Unpubl.

44 Morara G.Ogendi. 2002. Wetland destruction and its impact on the fisheries of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Paper presented at the 9th Nile Basin Conference, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya. 7-10 October, 2002.  Unpubl.

45 Morara G. Ogendi. 2001. Policy failure in wetland management and conservation: a case study of Yala Swamp, Kenya; a paper presented at the World Wetlands Day on the “World to discover: wetlands and water conservation” workshop held at Egerton University, Kenya. 1st to 3rd February, 2001. Unpubl.

46 Morara G. Ogendi. 2000. Wetland habitat fragmentation and its influence on bird diversity at Egerton University; a paper presented at the Nature Kenya Workshop on “Birds and wetland conservation in Kenya” Workshop held at the Agricultural Resources Center, Egerton University, Kenya. 31st March to April 3rd, 2000. Unpubl.

47 Morara G. Ogendi. 1999. Macroinvertebrates – indicators of water quality: a case study of the Njoro River, Kenya; a paper presented in the 2nd International Conference on “Plant leaf litter processing in freshwaters” at the Biological Station – Lunz, Austria. 22 – 24, September, 1999. Unpubl.

48 Morara G. Ogendi.1999. Neglected but important resources in Western Kenya – the wetlands; a paper presented at the MAB International Wetland Training on “water and wetlands in sustainable catchment management” at Trebon wetland Training Center, Czech Republic. 10 November to 10th December, 1999. Unpubl.

49 Morara G. Ogendi .2000. Towards a clean and friendly environment: the role of the youth; a paper presented at the World Environmental Day on the Youth and the Environment workshop held at Egerton University, Kenya. 4 – 6 June, 2000. Unpubl.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015-2016: AFFP Project Funds. Forest Cover and Ecosystem Services of Katimok Forest

Reserve, Baringo County, Kenya. (Ksh.1.2M).

2015-2017: IGAD-INWRMP Training Funds for Training water resource mangers on Multi-

functional Reservoir Operations in Transboundary River Basins. (K.Sh.2.5M)

2014: IGAD-INWRMP Project: Impacts of Upstream Water Resource Developments on the

Omo-Ghibe River and Climate Change on the Lake Turkana and Livelihoods of the Riparian Communities: Euros 20,000 (Ksh. 2.4M).

2014: Egerton University Division of Research & Extension Internal Research Funds on

Microbiological Water Quality in Water Pans in Baringo County. Ksh 674,000

2012:   Egerton University Division of Research & Extension Internal Research Funds for

the project on Heavy Metal Concentrations in water, sediments, macroinvertebrates & fish in Lake Baringo, Kenya

2009: Egerton University Division of Research & Extension Internal Research Funds for the

project on Heavy Metal Concentrations In Water And Fish Tissues Of Selected Fish Species In Lake Naivasha, Kenya

2008:   Philosophy of Water, UNT Travel grant to attend and present at the International

Symposium on Common Grounds, Common Waters: Toward a Water Ethic at Santa Clara University, CA. March 14-15 2008. $1,000

2007:   Philosophy of Water, UNT Travel grant to attend and present at the 10th International

River Symposium and Environmental Flows conference, Brisbane, Australia, August 31st to September 9th 2007. $2000.

2007.   Blue Gold and Canadian Council of Water Travel Grant to travel to Kenya for a water

ethics research and shooting of the Blue Gold Documentary Film. $3000.

2006:   South Regional Education Board Doctoral degree graduate; awarded at the 13th

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and Compact for Faculty; Miami, Florida. 2006:

2006:   Environmental Leadership Program Fellow- Fellowship Class of 2006-2007. $10,000

2005:   Southern Regional Education Board-Doctoral Scholars Dissertation Year Fellowship.

$15,000

2005:   Graduate Student Winner of the Mossie J. Richmond, Jr. – Afak Haydar Scholarship.

$6,000

2005:   Who is Who among students in American Universities and Colleges.

2004:   Awarded a student travel and accommodation grant of $ 800 by the Geological

Society of America to attend the 2004 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver, Co.

2003-2004: National Science Foundation - Hydrologic Science "Linkages between the

chemical weathering of black shales and metal contamination in aquatic systems"

$163,159 NSF-HS 02-33661 PI: Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Co-PI: Jerry Farris.

2002:   McArthur Foundation and Pan African Start Award of $ 2,800 to participate in

the training on the sustainable management of tropical freshwater ecosystems at

Naivasha, Kenya.

2002:   Nile Basin Secretariat Award of $ 2,000 to attend the 9th Nile Basin Conference

in Nairobi, Kenya.

1999:   MAB scholarship Award of $ 3,000 to pursue a one-month International

Certificate Course in water and wetlands for sustainable catchment management,

in Trebon, Czech Republic.

1999:  SIL Fellowship Award of $ 3,500 to an international conference in Lunz, Austria.

1999:   OEAD (North-South Dialogue) Research Grant of $ 7,200 for my M.S. research

in Kenya

1999:   NFP Fellowship Award of $ 9,200  for my M.S. coursework at IHE, Delft, The

Netherlands.

1998:   Outstanding scholar of the Water as a source of Diseases for man and

animals International Course at Trebon, Czech Republic.

1999:   OEAD (North-South Dialogue) Research Grant of $ 7,200 for my M.S. research

in Kenya.

1998:   UNESCO Research Grant of $ 8,000 which enabled me pursue the 6-month

International Post-graduate Diploma Course in Limnology in Mondsee, Austria.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

2015: Training on Multi-functional Reservoir Operations in Transboundary River Basins.

Training held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 22nd to 27th March 2015. Funded by IGAD-INWRMP.

2013: Integrated Water and Sanitation in Urban Slums in Developing Countries. UNESCO-IHE

Refresher Seminar, Kampala, Uganda. 6th 12th October 2013.

2010:   Post-graduate student supervision and mentoring: Funded by the SNOWS project at

Sportman Arms Hotel, Nanyuki.

2009:   Writing Research Proposals: Funded by RUFORUM Project at ARC Hotel Egerton

University.

2008: Decentralized Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries. UNESCO-IHE Refresher

Seminar, Kampala, Uganda. 27th September to 2nd October 2008.

2007:   Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: The Compact for Faculty Diversity. Organized and

coordinated by Southern Regional Education Board and other partner organizations (NEBHE, AGEP, SLOAN, NSF, NIH, BRIDGES, and McNAIR). Arlington, VA

2006:   Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: The Compact for Faculty Diversity. Organized and

coordinated by Southern Regional Education Board and other partner organizations (NEBHE, AGEP, SLOAN, NSF, NIH, BRIDGES, and McNAIR). Miami,FL.

2006:   World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Panelist on the Scarcity and Quality of

Freshwater Resources in Africa at the WSF.

2007:   Blue Gold Documentary Film Initiative. Participated in the production of this

Film that highlights the challenges facing low-income communities in obtaining potable water amidst the rising commodification of this important resource.

2006:   Environmental Leadership Conference: Conflict Management; Public Speaking and

Media Communication. Raindance Retreat Center, Ben Lomond, CA.

2006:   Teaching Public Policy and Geosciences at colleges and universities: Workshop for

Geosciences teachers and professors. Part of the “On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty” project. Supported by an NSF Grant. Held in Washington D.C.

2006:   Environmental Leadership Training Workshop: Leadership Styles, Diversity,

Networking, Communication, and Public Speaking. Hartford, Connecticut.

2006:   Growing a Technology Business. Workshop on financing, business planning, cool

technologies, legal issues and community resources for small businesses. Arkansas Small Business Development Center, Jonesboro, AR.

2005:   Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: The Compact for Faculty Diversity. Organized and

coordinated by Southern Regional Education Board and other partner organizations (NEBHE, AGEP, SLOAN, NSF, NIH, BRIDGES, and McNAIR). Arlington VA.

2005:  Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: Workshop for Graduate students

and Post-Doctoral Fellows. Part of the “On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty” project. Supported by an NSF Grant. Held at Penn State University, State College, PA.

2002:   Certificate in Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems. Organized by the McArthur Foundation

and Pan African Start Program at Naivasha Kenya Wildlife and Fisheries Training Institute.

1999:   Training Certificate Course in Water and Wetlands in Sustainable Catchment

Management

Wetland Training Centre in conjunction with Wetland International and UNESCO’s MAB Program, Trebon Wetland Training Institute, Czech Republic.

1998:   Certificate Training Course on “Water as a Source of Diseases for Men and Animals”

Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC.

MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF EGERTON UNIVERSITY’S MISSION AND VISION

  1. Academic Leader, M.Sc. (ENSH) Program
  2. Member of the Research Committee, FERD
  3. Member of the UNESCO Bioethics Committee
  4. Member of the University Climate Change Committee
  5. Environmental Science Department Curriculum officer
  6. Committee Member of the University Linkages Committee
  7. Class advisor for ENSH’15 Graduate students
  8. Supervisor for several M.Sc. students at the university

 

Previously I have served as

1. The Faculty Representative to Shows, University Exhibition and Open Day

2. The Faculty Representative to Board of Post-graduate Studies

3. The Faculty Representative to Board of Undergraduate Studies

4. Class advisor for ENSC’08 master of science students

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Western Indian Ocean Marine Scientists Association (WIOMSA)
  2. American Geophysical Union (AGU);
  3. Geological Society of America (GSA);
  4. Environmental Leadership Program, Senior Fellow
  5. Member of the Certified Lead Experts in Environmental Impact Assessment studies, Kenya
  6. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS);
  7. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  8. SREB Doctoral Scholars Association;
  9. Society of Wetlands (SWS);
  10. North American Benthological Society (NABS);
  11. East African Wildlife Society (EAWS);
  12. East African Water Association (EAWA)
  13. Lake Naivasha Riparian Association, Kenya (LNRA);
  14. Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK).

JOURNAL REVIEWER FOR:

  1. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  2. Journal of Environment Natural Resources and Society
  3. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
  4. Journal of North American Benthological Society
  5. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  6. Bulletin in Marine Science
  7. East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS)
  8. Society of Wetlands (SWS)

CERTIFICATIONS

1 CPR, American Heart Association

2 First Aid, American Heart Association

COMMUNITY & OUTREACH WORK

Period

Duties/Responsibilities

2013 To Date

External Examiner for the College of Education, University of Dar Salaam, Tanzania.

 

2016 to Date

External Examiner for School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies,

Karatina University

2012 To Date

External Examiner, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI),

Naivasha

2017

Chief Elder, Egerton SDA Church

2011-2017

Chair, Roads and Transport Committee, Egerton Sunrise Estate

2012-2017

Session Chair and Rapporteur for Egerton University’s International Research Week

2014-2017

Patron, Egerton University SDA Church (for Egerton University Students)

2013-2016

Chairman, Church Development, Egerton SDA Church.

2012-2017

Chief Elder, Egerton SDA Church

2010-2011

Elder, Egerton SDA Church

2007 & 2008

Session Chair at the Professional Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research

session at the 14th Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: Arlington, VA, 2007

2006 & 2007

Instructor for the Upward Bound (UB) Program at Arkansas State University.

2006

Rapporteur at the Writing the PhD Dissertation session at the 13th Institute on

Teaching and Mentoring: Miami, FL, October 26 - 29, 2006.

2005 & 2006

The United Way of Arkansas State University

 

REFERENCES

Dr. Stanley M. Makindi, PhD

Chairperson, Environmental Science Department

Egerton University, Kenya

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Prof. Bockline O. Bebe, PhD

Director, Research and Extension

Egerton University, Kenya

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Prof. Kennedy  N. Ondimu, PhD

Professor of Human Geography

Department of Geography

Egerton University, Kenya

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it